Sir Bradley Wiggins unveils Tom Simpson memorial in County Durham

New monument to British cyclist Tom Simpson is unveiled in Haswell during the 50th anniversary year of the rider's death on Mont Ventoux

Tom Simpson.

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A memorial stone to British cyclist Tom Simpson was unveiled in his home town in County Durham on Saturday by Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Wiggins was on hand at the Hazelwell Centre, Haswell, in front of a large crowd of on-lookers to officially reveal the new monument.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.